Superstorm Sandy: One Year Anniversary

Monday, October 14, 2013, 6 - 8pm

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Superstorm Sandy:  One Year Anniversary 

The Design Community's Response and Strategies for Resilience

This symposium will showcase design professionals, academics and not-for-profit strategists in a panel discussion over our community's response and strategies for resiliency stemming from Superstorm Sandy. Each presenter will discuss their organization's response for the first six months after the storm, then discuss their organization's strategy for resiliency as it relates to the constituencies that they serve.

Participants include:

Illya Azaroff, AIA, Director of Design+LAB architects + experimentation; Co-Chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee

Kevin Bone, FAIA, Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union; Director, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design; Principal, Bone/Levine Architects

Timothy Boyland, AIA, Vengoechea + Boyland Architecture Urban Planning, LLP

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, AIANY 2014 President-Elect and Co-Chair, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee

Susan Chin, FAIA, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Robert N. Lane, Senior Fellow for Urban Design, Regional Plan Association

Rachel Minnery, AIA, LEED AP, Regional Program Manager, Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction, Architecture for Humanity

Thaddeus Pawlowski, City of New York, Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations

Mary Rowe, Vice President, Managing Director Head, Global Urban Livability and Resilience, The Municipal Art Society of New York


Organized by Architecture for Humanity, the AIA New York Chapter Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee, and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. A program of Archtober.


Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.